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the visitors center at the u.s. capitol building just moments ago police said there is no indication of terrorism. monday night, rick is off, brian taff joins us and the big story on "action news" is that chaos on capitol hill. >> it happened about two hours ago. lawmakers were on recess today, many of them home on vacation but a visitor's center that was packed with spring break tourists was forced to shelter-in-place. lauren lister live where police just held a news conference giving us the latest and lauren has the details from washington. >> reporter: all of capitol hill was on lockdown this afternoon. you can see parts of it are still blocked off after shots were fired in the visitor's center complex. scary moments inside the visitor's center complex at the u.s. capitol after shots were fired. >> they said there's a shooter and so we ran out and then as we were coming out they said get back against the wall.
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>> pandemonium started. they said get out of here. guns were drawn. and they were pushing us out. it was literally pandemonium. >> capitol police, ar-15's runninginaudible] >> reporter: capitol police shot the suspect who was transported via plans. the capitol was put on lockdown. no one was allowed to enter or leave the police headquarters. >> it was scary hearing that over the loudspeaker. at the end of the day i think they did the best they could given the circumstances. >> reporter: you left your wallet behind. >> cell phone, my whole life is in there. more important to get out than actually worry about that. >> reporter: the house and senate are both in recess this week. the white house was never under a an official lackdown although the secret service did take certain security measures. washington, d.c. police stating on twitter this afternoon this was an isolated incident with no threat to the
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public. lauren lyster acn news, capitol hill. now back to you. >> lauren thanks very much. now to an alleged locker room tradition of hazing that spurred big changes at a chester county high school. three students now face charges after a freshman was violated and a football coach has resigned. tonight's students and parents get their chance to sound off on the situation at hand. >> "action news" reporter dann cuellar live at that school in berwyn ahead of tonight's assembly with much more. good evening dann. >> reporter: good evening monica. school district officials will be meeting with families behind closed doors to talk about ways of preventing future hazing activity. they're also planning on hiring experts to come up with a plan for the entire district. >> this is a simple case about ignorance, violence and a shocking lack of supervision. >> reporter: it was earlier this month that chester county d.a. tom hogan painted a picture of a hazing culture in a conestoga high varsity
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football team that for at least three or four years team members were left unsupervised on thursdays to do as they wished in the locker room. they say that gave birth to what was known as no gay thursdays where anything students normally thought was gay was not gay. >> you would have an older kid come behind a younger kid and put his genitals on top of the younger kid's head. and that was okay on thursdays. >> reporter: but authorities say on october of last year things reached a darker violent level. that's when they say three 17-year-old members of the team held down a 14-year-old freshman and violated him with a broom handle. >> kids reported that the victim was yelling and screaming but he did not have a friend in that locker room on that afternoon. >> reporter: authorities say the ah atmosphere was so bad that some players refused to go anywhere near the locker room on thursdays. some players even quit the team. and yet, the coaching staff says they were unaware of any of this. now, the three students were
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charged with assault. the head coach resigned. rest of the coaching staff also relieved of their duties. officials now hope to come up with a plan to foster and maintain what they call a positive and respectful sports culture free of hazing. we're live here in berwyn, i'm dann cuellar channel6 "action news. >> thank you dann. police in delaware are investigating after a camera was found inside the women's bathroom at a restaurant. according to officials in new castle county, that camera was in a trash can on the camera's memory card were more than a hundred clips of women using the restroom there. john rawlins is following the story for us today. he'll have more from delaware coming up tonight at 6:00. >> turn nothing accuweather this afternoon. and a wind advisory in that effect for parts of our area tonight. let's take a live look outside right now. sky6 hd showing you a beautiful shot of penn's landing and the delaware river. gusts could hit 50 miles an hour in some spots.
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meteorologist cecily tynan live now outside with a first look at the accuweather forecast. cecily. >> hi, brian, definitely hold onto your hats tonight. it is going to be a windy one but the sunshine is out this evening. satellite6 along with action radar showing the system that brought us the rain this morning has now pulled up to the north and the east and there's really to two low pressures, double barrel low pressure system and what these two low pressures will do is consolidate, move in together and deepen and that's what will be pulling down the very strong winds. even now the wind gusts in philadelphia 40 miles an hour and the winds will be intensifying this evening so the national weather service has issued a wind advisory until midnight for wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. so, what this means, you could be dealing with some broken tree limbs especially on some of the older trees. could cause some isolated power outages, a good idea to secure loose objects around your yard. maybe some patio furniture and when you're driving especially
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on the bridges, hold a little bit extra tight to your steering wheel. behind this system i am tracking cooler air and then a big cooldown for the weekend. all the details on that when i can come inside for the full accuweather forecast. >> all right, thank you cecily. the pennsylvania primary is about four weeks away now but if you want to vote in pennsylvania, your vote on april 26th means you need to register by today. >> "action news" reporter walter perez live at city hall in philadelphia with more on today's deadline. walter. >> reporter: hey, guys, you know, as you mentioned we in pennsylvania cross that deadline in less than seven hours now and with the presidential primary elections as contentious as they've been and with so many delegates at play, and pennsylvania, new jersey and delaware, the outcan comes in the delaware valley might actually decide who wins their party's nomination. the voter registration office in philadelphia is having a busy day. in fact it's been hopping around here for a few days. >> probably within the last week alone we received about
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6,000 applications and we're also constantly receiving them from the state through their new online voter registration application. >> reporter: gregory irving the administrator for voter registration in philadelphia says there are two reasons for the uptick. first of ail, in case you haven't noticed, it is a presidential election year and secondly, the deadline to register for the april 26th pennsylvania primary is today. so, if you live in philadelphia, and you still have not registered, the good news is there's still time. >> we're opened until 12:00 p.m. midnight. they can come into our counter here fill out a form. we will process that and once we do, we will mail them out a voter registration card which tells them where they are registered at and gives them their voting location. >> reporter: most other registration offices across the state will also remain opened through tonight. the news is even better for procrastinating voters in delaware and inform. the registration deadline in delaware is not until this coming saturday april 2nd while in new jersey the can cutoff is may 17th. we spoke with people getting
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registered today who say for better or for worse, this presidential election season certainly has them inspired to vote. >> definitely a lot on the line. i feel every vote counts so i'm trying to do my part. >> there's a lot on the line and it could either stay about the same, you know, get worse or start to get better. hopefully it will get better. >> greg erving there tells me you can still mail your philadelphia voter registration form but it has to be post marked today. otherwise, you have to do it in person. once again the deadline in pennsylvania is midnight tonight. reporting live from city hall, walter perez, channel6 "action news." >> thank you walter. in the rails for the white house heidi cruz wife of senator ted cruz has canceled her event this week in haddon heights new jersey. the cruz campaign said she'll be on the road with her husband in wisconsin and that this event will be rescheduled. of course cruz's wife has been in the headlines as her husband and frontrunner donald trump continue their feud over a series of tweets. cruz has been campaigning in wisconsin all weekend long and
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the site of tomorrow's only primary by the way. trump will hold his first event there tomorrow. >> in the meantime, senator bernie sanders is hoping to capitalize on his momentum from a big weekend. sanders won all three democratic caucuses over the weekend. both he and rival hillary clinton are in wisconsin today pushing for last minute support there. this afternoon clinton planned to use her speech at the university of madison, wisconsin, to call attention to the vacancy on the supreme court. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords was in delaware today to announce a new initiative to keep communities safer from gun violence. she joined in the support of the group called the delaware coalition for common sense. the focus is on responsible solutions that will help keep guns out of the wrong hands and reduce gun violence in delaware. the former congresswoman lab a gun control advocate since she, herself, was slot in arizona in 2011. >> stopping gun violence takes
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courage. the courage to do what's right, the courage of new ideas. i've seen great courage when my life was on the line. now is the time to can come together, be responsible. >> gifford's husband retired nasa astronaut captain mark kelly was also there today in support of that initiative. >> and we just love this today. for the first time since 2009, the villanova wildcats are headed to their final four. villanova sealed the deal on saturday in dramatic fashion beating the top seeded kansas jayhawks 64-59. now the wildcats are bounds for houston in hopes of doing something they've only done once before and that is bring home the national championship. on saturday, villanova will play two seeded oklahoma for a spot in the final matchup. if they win they'll play the winner of north carolina and syracuse. and we will be live with the wildcats every step of the way. jeff skversky and alicia vitarelli live in houston
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starting later this week right here on "action news." >> getting pretty exciting around here. >> so exciting. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report for you. >> let's do it, matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with an update. >> we could use a little less excitement on the roads but nonetheless brian and monica plenty busy on the schuylkill expressway in king of prussia. eastbound side normal stuff from 202. once you get off the highways getting word of a lot of downed trees and downed wires because of the strong winds. here in radnor township there's a set of wires down along gulph creek road. not surprisingly nearby traffic light troubles along king of prussia road. hilltown township bucks county a tree came down along rickert road at callowhill road. a crash coming into bucks county from new jersey on the turnpike connector bridge. that's off to the side. speeds are improving. in maurice river township a broken down truck blocking 49 near union road just like it was blocked on friday afternoon because of an accident. 47 delsea drive the way around that. and in upper pittsgrove salem county close to elmer there's
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a crash blocking 40 close to 77 there by the .40 diner so that, too, is a good spot to avoid. we'll check it again brian and monica in the next half hour. >> see you then my friend. thank you. still a whole lot more on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. not one but two strikes against so-called antigay legislation in the south ahead at 5:30 the fights brewing in georgia and north carolina that could make it all the way to the supreme court. >> but first new developments out of belgium in the search for that terror suspect. new video police want folks around the world to see if this man when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back.
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>> new airport security video is released today showing the brussels airport bombing suspect. the man in that light colored jacket and hat is still on the run tonight. in the meantime dozens of raids over the weekend led to the arrest of three people in the manhunt for the terrorists involved and officials have confirmed now four americans are among the now 35 killed in that blast. >> health check tonight if you have been keeping an eye out for calorie listings on the menu when you go out to eat you have to keep waiting. there's another delay in rolling out a 2010 federal law that requires posting those calorie counts.
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>> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman to explain the backup. >> reporter: some cities such as philadelphia have their own menu labeling laws but the government passed one for everyone as you said in 2010. it was supposed to go into effect 2015. it got pushed back to 2016. and now they have pushed it back again until 2017. the federal law requires chain restaurants and also convenience stores and grocery stores to clearly post the calorie counter for prepared food. a pushback from some retailers including many supermarkets has caused the delay. still some companies have already started posting information nationwide. but this delay in the federal law makes it difficult for cities with their own rules to enforce them because the federal law can supersede local laws once in effect. researchers in orlando say they have a promising new blood test that can help diagnosis traumatic brain injury. they follow nearly 600 people who came into the emergency
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room and studied two proteins in the blood that have been linked to brain injury. they found the levels of those proteins were significantly higher for people with severe brain injuries. this could help doctors determine who needs a ct scan or detect head injury even if there are no symptoms and it's days later. the hope is it will also help diagnosis concussions in adults and athletes. >> with the tools we have now, they're really not sensitive enough to detect all of these injuries so we're hoping that the blood tests will be that tool. >> reporter: right now this is just a preliminary study. and we know having good posture can help prevents aches and pains but now a new study says it may also help your love life by helping you make a good first impression. the nationwide study found that speed daters were more likely to say yes to a second meeting with a person sitting up straight with relaxed open arms. people who are hunched over or cross their arms didn't get that second date. and the same thing happened
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with profile pictures on dating apps. researchers say the better posture signals confidence and approachability both reports qualities in a relationship. so, follow mom's advice and sit up straight if you want that second date. if you don't then maybe you can do the opposite. >> hunch over. be guarded. okay, thank you alley. much more when we come back. we'll take a break and see you in a minute.
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>> take a look at this. passengers on a commercial flight snapped this picture of a volcano erupting in alaska. the eruption sent ash 20,000 feet in the air forcing some international flights to reroute. one plane's pilot went ahead and brought passengers as close as they safely could allowing them to get this birds' eye view. wow. septa is making it a little easier to live in pennsylvania but work in delaware. the agency's wilmington newark line is adding two express trains from delaware and center city between the two starting next month. they will stop at all four stations in delaware leaving wilmington at 5:15 and 6:15. the express routes saves commuters about 10 or 15 minutes a day and that is nearly an hour they save each week. >> a south jersey police department honors three of their fallen brothers in blue today. donald aleshire, william wurst
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and john loams were caught in a sniper attack on garden street in mount holly on this day back in 1975. al shire is that wurst died at the scene. holmes died from his injuries 17 years later. mount holly police paused to honor their lives, their service and their legacy each and every year. it is tibetan culture week at stockton university. buddhist monks will be working on an intricate mondala this week a circular design made entirely out of colored sand. at the end of the week they'll destroy it. that symbolizes the buddhist's belief that material life is transient and impermanent. >> really gorgeous. a check that of accuweather forecast. >> and a live look outside showing cape may new jersey a beautiful day on the beach down there. meteorologist cecily tynan has the exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back. >> ♪
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shaking with the winds because we do have wind gusts right now anywhere from 31 to 44 miles per hour out of the west. philadelphia the wind gust right now 40 miles per hour. that's beginning to pull down some cooler air. temperatures earlier today in the upper 60's, about 10 degrees above normal. that was a warm wind but now it's starting to bring in some cooler air especially in the northwest suburbs with temperatures that dropped down into the upper 50's. philadelphia 63 degrees. millville 67 and cape may 60. and it will also bring clearing skies. big change from this morning. it was a wet morning commute generally looking at about a half inch of rain. atlantic city a little bit more than that. that system is pulling away but it's strengthening as it does. really two low pressures there forming together. they're consolidating and what we have waiting in the wings is high pressure building in from the west. so what this does, it creates that wind tunnel effect so tonight that wind advisory in that effect until midnight for wind gusts up to 50 miles per
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hour. and even tomorrow is going to be on the breezy side. so for tonight a very windy night, clearing skies, overnight low 41 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 35. reading 36. trenton 39 and cape may 43 degrees. and tomorrow's going to be a lot cooler than today. today again made it up to about 67 degrees in philadelphia. tomorrow more seasonable with a high of 56. 57 is the normal high for this time of the year. allentown 52. cape may 53. and wilmington 56 degrees. we will have a good amount of sunshine but winds up to about 30 miles per hour. if you have allergies, it's going to be a tough week. the pollen forecast really medium to high all week long until we get into the weekend. maple and juniper the main culprits this time of year. so, the five day forecast showing tomorrow 56 degrees, plenty of sunshine but it will be a windy day. wednesday the pick of the week. mostly sunny and mild with a high of 60. on thursday, it warms up to 72 degrees ahead of a cold front cold front but that cold front will bring us some rain
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late in the day on thursday night and friday kind of the opposite. we have the rain in the morning, then clearing skies, 68 degrees and as we head into the weekend, temperatures are going to take a tumble. on saturday, 57 degrees which is seasonable. it will be breezy but sunday the coldest air we've had in awhile, adam joseph will talk about that coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. we're running the half marathon on sunday. we'll have to bundle up for that. >> thank you, cecily. >> more "action news" at 5:00 coming up right after this.
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i'm backing josh shapiro for attorney general because things have to change. we need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too overcrowded. we have to deal with drug addiction through treatment, not incarceration. and use our prison for those who are truly violent. and we need to get illegal guns off our streets. i'm joining with ed rendell and leaders across our area in supporting josh. josh shapiro will be an attorney general committed to fairness and equal justice.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. rick is off tonight. i'm brian taff along with monica malpass. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. see why employees at the pharmacy at logan circle ran for cover as a suspected shoplifter tried to escape. plus, the villanova wildcats back on campus today and getting ready for the final four. we are live as the cats prepare for a showdown with oklahoma. and wawa is going on a hiring splurge. details about how many workers they hope to hire for the summer. >> now the details under increasing pressure georgia's
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governor nathan deal will veto a controversial bill that critics say discriminates against the lgbt community. now a lawsuit has been filed over a similar lawsuit in north carolina. elizabeth hur. >> reporter: whether this bill is discriminatory or not depends depends on who you ask. the georgia governor says he's rejecting the bill because in his view there's no need for such a law. calling his decision based on sound judgment and solid reason,. >> georgia is a welcoming state. >> reporter: georgia governor nathan deal says he will not sign off on the controversial religious liberty bill. >> that is the character of georgia. i intend to do my part to keep it that way. >> reporter: the bill would have allowed clergy to refuse to perform same-sex marriages and protected churches and
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groups that declined services to someone based on their faith. >> today we're letting them know, no, you will not do there to us. >> reporter: in north carolina, a similar until became law just last week is now headed to court, the aclu and advocacy groups are suing the state calling the new law unconstitutional. >> this is not over. >> this is any other over. >> reporter: opponents have been rallying against the law for days and facing backlash from major corporations legislators in indiana have even amended a similar religious freedom law. tourism officials in indianapolis reportedly believe the law may have cost the city 12 conventions and $60 million before lawmakers took action. >> does the community have protection on the state level? no it doesn't which is why i believe this certainly is going to be taken up by federal courts across the country. >> reporter: experts believe this legal fight in north
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carolina is just the beginning and this is a case that could reach the supreme court. we are live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news. monica, back to you. >> david muir will have much more on this civil rights battle and you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. >> philadelphia police release surveillance video showing a gunman using a rifle in the middle of a sidewalk in germantown. the shooting happened just before 1:00 a.m. thursday in the 5600 block of clue avenue. investigators say the gunman approached a plan in his 40's and then opened fire and shot that victim several times. the victim was last known to be in critical condition. police are still looking for this shooter today. meanwhile new information tonight about a murder in north philadelphia. police have identified the victim who was found shot to death in a vacant lot. investigators say edward jefferson was killed early saturday morning in the 1500 block of north 19th street. police have not released details about a suspect or any possible motive. >> employees at a walgreens in logan circle will to run for
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cover after a shoplifter point add gun at them. police say on friday morning the suspect stole a number of electric stimulators used for back pain. the employees tried to prevent the man from leaving the store by stopping the revolving door there with their feet but the man then pointed a gun at them and obviously the suspect ran away. >> philadelphia police are searching for a burglar who broke into an apartment and steel fully loaded gun in the city's roxborough section. the incident happened at the wood mere apartments on the 8200 block of henry avenue. police say the suspect used a crowbar to break into the apartment while another person acted as a lookout. police say security at the apartment complex scared those thieves off. >> lucky turn of events there. all right, let's check that accuweather -- not accuweather, let's check the traffic situation for folks driving home in rush hour. >> no less accurate is matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center. hey,. >> the we try but the bottom line is the news isn't very pleasant in a lot of spots. here on 95 plenty of
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southbound slowing but this is normal stuff for us from just south of the airport to this point in ridley park down to 320. a lot of downed trees, downed wires this afternoon because of the whipping winds. here in middletown township delco there's a set of downed wires along barren road, also a downed tree with downed wires along park mount road. in radnor township delco you got downed wires along gulph creek road. that leads to traffic light troubles nearby along king of prussia road and now there's a downed tree along darby paoli road as well. it was early construction in the ongoing zone on 295 southbound that continues to give us big delays headed into the first state this afternoon. out of new jersey into delaware across the delaware memorial driven speeds are really slow because of that ongoing work zone. you might want to use the commodore barry instead. in mount laurel burlington county there's a crash on 295 southbound approaching 73. single digit speeds there. if you want to use the southbound new jersey turnpike that looks clear at this point. or 130 southbound could be another option. in voorhees a wreck along
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dutch town at concord lane. laurel springs more downed wires along beach avenue near lake view avenue and one more thing, maurice river township still has that broken down truck blocking route 49 so 47 delsea drive a better bet in that location. monica, back over to you. >> thank you, sir. looking for a job? then you might want to apply at wawa. the convenience store chain wants to fill more than 5,000 new part and full-time positions at all 700 locations. the company says they need the extra help for the busy summer months. >> septa is considering possible service changes and today they held two open houses so the public could comment. the good news is that septa released their proposed budget for next year. it does not include an increase in fares. today people were able to stop by septa's center city headquarters to look at proposed extensions or shortening of routes. septa is considering a limited stop bus service along roosevelt boulevard. there is an open house going on now until 6:30 tonight. philadelphia city hall was filled with the sounds of jazz
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today. >> ♪ local jazz artists were on hand as mayor jim kenney proclaimed that jazz appreciation month will be in april. he also honored philly native and five time grammy award winning jazz bassist christian mcbride. the month long celebration will feature a series of performances events and workshops to highlight the city's rich jazz heritage. >> olde city getting behind villanova as they head to the final four. >> when it can comes to the final four and this tournament any one of our teams that go as deep as this we're all for them. we wish nova well. wish coach well and the rest of the team they've been a great group of people playing together. >> during a press events in chinatown mayor kenney cheered on the wildcats as you saw. coming up a live report from jaime apody at villanova where the cats are preparing for their showdowns next with oklahoma. 33 may go all the way. >> we lope they'll go all the way.
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the coast guard intercepts a drug smuggling sub. find out why they could not retrieve hundreds of pounds of cocaine. >> a new york girl says her life has changed six months after she was blessed by the pope. >> we are wind whipped this afternoon. 38 in binghamton and the winds were only increase over the next few hours. we'll talk about a wind advisory in that accuweather forecast. >> adam those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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>> firefighters are trying to find out if this massive blaze in los angeles was arson. it started about 5:00 this morning in a building that used to be a church in south l.a. more than 100 firefighters helped control the flames. fortunately nobody was hurt but according to reports this building did house a transitional living facility for the homeless. officials are still investigate wag caused a helicopter to crash in northeastern pennsylvania. the chopper went down last night in pike county. the pilot who was the only person on board died. officials still do not know what caused the crash in a wooded area. officials had to use pings from the pilot's cell phone to even finds the wreckage. an autopsy's planned for
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tomorrow morning to see if the pilot suffered some kind of medical emergency. >> 10 car thieves are still on the run tonight after they pulled off an lab raider heist. looks like something out of the movies. the thieves were able to break into a deal slip and steal eight cars in just two minutes. the whole thing was caught on camera. police in tampa say the suspects were able to match the keys with the brand new cars. two of those cars have since been recovered but so far there have not been any arrests. the coast guard released this video today showing a major drug bust off the coast of panama. the crews said there were more than 12,000 pounds of cocaine on that submarine-like ship nearly $200 million in value. four suspected drug smugglers were taken into custody and the coast guard was able to seize 12,000 pounds of cocaine before the ship and 800 pounds of drugs sank to the bottom of the ocean. >> here's an encouraging update to your. six months after a teenager was blessed by pope francis when he was in the u.s., she
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has new tron hope. she says it has changed her life for the better. she went to see pope francis at j.f.k. airport last fall and randomly he picked her out of a crowd and blessed her in her wheelchair. since then counts specialists have can come forward to help treat the mystery ailment that struck the 12-year-old in may. strangers have helped to fund some fundraisers for her family. >> the night before my dad's birthday this past wednesday my ankle started buzzing so that means that it's coming back. >> how about that? julia is determined she will walk again and her parents are also optimistic now. incredible. >> all right, sports director ducis rodgers along with the aftermath of an incredibly exciting weekend around here. >> aftermath and we're looking forward. villanova is on a tear right now. for now though we wait as the excitement continues to build. saturday night the villanova wildcats will be in houston
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for their final four date with the oklahoma sooners. it's a busy week of practice ahead. our jaime apody is live on the campus with more on the cats. jamie. >> reporter: hey there ducis. this team getting ready for oklahoma. in fact they had an extended film session. they were supposed to talk to us at 5 o'clock. instead the team and coach jay wright just arrived inside here in their practice facility to start speaking with the media. check it out. players are seated in chairs. there's daniel ochefu the star senior and they're talking to the media individually. jay wright just walked in and there's crowds of people around each player. you can tell that the final four is upon us because i haven't seen as much media around a local college basketball team here in long time. but we are getting ready for them to play oklahoma. there you see coach jay wright. now, let's take a look at how they got here. they beat kansas over the weekend 64-59. it was a great performance in the elite eight.
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a game that villanova was up in stretches, then down and then they got some hot shooting at the end and now they're on to face oklahoma and buddy hield. the question is can they beat this team that already beat them by double digits earlier in december especially facing a player like buddy hield who scored 37 points in the elite eight. jay wright says he likes his team's focus even among the distractions that the final four can bring. >> they can do. that but that is the great challenge at each level you get when you get to the ncaa tournament there's a lot of hype, you know, and then when you get to the sweet 16 it's more. when you get to the final four it's off the charts, you know. that's why thank god we were there once before so we have a little bit of a feel and we can hopefully help the players handle it. >> reporter: and they're handling this pretty well right now. they're not available tomorrow. they're going the leave wednesday for houston and the final four. we'll be with them all the way and i got to go to talk to
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coach wright and the players so i'm out. live at villanova university jaime apody channel6 "action news. ducis, got to go. >> jamie all right. >> good stuff there. we'll talk to you again at 6 o'clock. jeff skversky and alicia vitarelli will be with the cats in houston. look for their live reports later on this week here on "action news." all right moving on now to a remarkable career at saint joe's has come to an endy ondray bembry declared himself eligible for the nba draft. he averaged 17.4 points and nearly eight rebounds. he was also named the a10 player of the year. beth bree has signed with an agent so there's no going back. so view him as a -- some view him as a late first rounder or early second round pick. now to the flyers back from their two-one-one road trip. set to host the jets tonight. orange and black still have a slim hold on that final wild card spot in the eastern conference. claude giroux expected to play. he took a nasty hit in saturday's loss to the coyotes. his head went up against the board. he left the game did not
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return. this morning giroux said he's feeling fine. the phillies opener is a week from today in cincinnati. today one of the final spring training games in florida. phillies and blue jays, vincent velasquez on the moun mound. he secured the fifth starter job. darin ruf goes deep. phillies only run. they lose this contest two to one the final. once again a week from today baseball for real. >> wow. looking forward to it. >> unbelievable. ducis thank you. >> still to come on "action news" a preview of tonight's "dancing with the stars." >> plus we'll show you how the first family celebrated their last easter egg roll at the white house and see which celebrities came out for all the fun. >> also stepping outside sky6 hd looking live at penn's landing tonight. meteorologist adam joseph with that exclusive accuweather 7-day for you coming up next.
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>> ♪ and the rocket red glare ♪ >> actress and broadway singer idina menzel sang the national anthem to kick offer the easter egg roll. more than 35,000 people were invited by president barack obama and first lady michelle obama. the egg rolling began back in 1878.
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it's a beloved tradition. there were lots of celebrity sightings including beyoncé jay see and their daughter as well as slack keel o'neill. no bigger celebrity was there today. >> i don't know about that. >> than the one seated next to me, monica malpass. >> i did get to go, one of those once in a lifetime amazing things. we got to see the president and michelle from a distance and shaq. my boys were thrilled. >> looks like a really good time. the weather fairly cooperated down there as it had here. sunshine returned this afternoon. as we look at double scan live radar not finding any precipitation whatsoever at the present time. it's just the winds that have really whipped up and we have a wind advisory in place until midnight tonight and that's for everybody, the entire viewing area as winds could gust between 45 and as high as 50 miles an hour even after the sun sets. but it's still pretty mild. 63 philadelphia as well as wilmington, 67 in millville. that warmer westerly wind, 58 allentown, 57 in reading and the poconos in the lower 50's.
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satellite and radar we have two areas of low pressure. one that pushed just to our south and then another one that pushed to our north and west. we were kind of squeeze played between the two of them. what's happening now is the two are going to merge and create a bigger storm in northern parts of new england and halifax and nova scotia and that will really send and crank those winds around this low pressure center as high pressure moves in from the west. so for tonight gusty winds and turning clear. there's a few clouds left over in some spots. they will clear out, 35 to 41 degrees, a little chill in the air tonight with that west-northwesterly wind sustained 15 to 30 miles per hour. during the day tomorrow lots of sunshine in center city but a whole lot cooler. a high of just 56 degrees with that northwesterly wind. still sustained throughout the day 15 to 30 miles an hour. the wind advisory, it does expire at midnight but the winds will stay pretty gusty through the day tomorrow even in the lehigh valley with that sunshine of 53 degrees and down the shore tomorrow, sunny
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there as well. but breezy. gusts up to 35 miles an hour with a high temperature coming in at 54 degrees. and it's quiet even as we go into the day on wednesday. as we take a look at the temperature and departure for the next six to 10 days, we looked at this at the beginning of march and the west coast and the parts of the rockies, that's where it's below normal. well, about a month later as we go into the next one to two weeks, the greatest below normal temperatures going into the first of april will be the midatlantic into parts of new england as well as the great lakes, so a completely different outlook as like a seesaw effect, everything has switched here from march to april as we get cooler going into the new month. so, the exclusive accuweather he seven-day forecast, 56 sunshine tomorrow but windy. mostly sunny less wind on wednesday, 60 degrees. and very mild on thursday, early sun gives way to late rain and it's a wet start to your friday but then a sunny finish, very mild at 68 and
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then the change starts to rise saturday, breezy, cooler, 57, maybe a scattered shower around. still maybe a shower on sunday, brisk and very cold, 49 for a high. lows in the 20's in the suburbs and partly sunny, just 53 on monday so all those 80's we had in march as we go into april are going stay well below normal going into the new month, guys. >> memory now. >> yeah, of what it should have been like. >> yes. >> adam thank you and of course with the gusty winds expected to stick around tomorrow, be sure to check in with storm tracker6 radar and the hourly forecasts will help you get through the day. >> coming up tonight on 6abc "dancing with the stars" is spicing things up. all 12 couples will perform their best latin dance moves. wanya morris and boys to men "good morning america" ginger zee and male model all tied in first place. >> got the rhythm. it's really that he's just willing to go for anything. >> it's a good thing 'cause she's fluent apparently she's got a minor in spanish.
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>> she can't wait for that so she's been ready to get out and show us some of those moves. >> so excited for salsa. >> all right. professional dancer mark balance last injured himself in practice yesterday and it's still up in the air if he'll be able to perform tonight with page van zant. find out by tuning in yourself tonight at 8:00 then watch the catch at 10:00 followed by "action news" at 11:00 with jim gardner. we'll be right back. katie vo: she works as many hours as the guys do.
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>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00. tracking the latest developments of the shooting today at the capitol building in washington. we're learning that the co-pilot arrested for being allegedly drunk on board a plane is from the delaware valley. >> also police in delaware investigating a hidden camera left in a women's restaurant bathroom. those stories and more coming up at 6:00 for rick williams adam joseph cecily tynan jaime apody brian taff the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. "action news" at 6:00 is next. have a great night. >> good night.
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winners, winners everywhere! play today! >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is gunfire on capitol hill and at this hour a suspect is in custody. dozens of emergency vehicles flooded the entrance to the capitol visitor's center. the entire capitol complex was put on lockdown. the visitor's center was packed with tourists when police say a man identified as larry dawson of tennessee set off a magnetometer because he had a gun. officials say that when he drew the weapon capitol police
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officers fired. the suspect is in surgery. a woman bystander suffered minor injuries. no police officers were injured. authorities say the suspect is known to capitol police and that this was a criminal act but not an act of terrorism. there is no further threat to the public and the capitol visitor's center will be opened tomorrow. world news tonight with david muir will have the latest on the incident at the capitol. that is ahead at 6:30 right after "action news" on channel6. authorities are saying that the co-pilot taken off the flight from detroit to philadelphia because he was allegedly drunk has been identified as 50-year-old john francis mcguire and he is from chadds ford. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at philadelphia international airport tonight. chad, we are learning more about the incident early saturday morning. >> reporter: yeah, jim, we have yet to hear from the pilot himself, john mcguire


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